Yvonne (Bonnie) A. Maldonado, MD, is Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California. She is also the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at the Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Maldonado attended Stanford University School of Medicine, where she completed a Pediatric internship. She was a Pediatric resident and fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Maldonado then served as an Officer in the Public Health Service in the Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she was awarded the Alexander D. Langmuir Prize. She has led a number of NIH, CDC, USAID, Gates Foundation and WHO funded domestic and international pediatric vaccine studies, as well as studies in prevention and treatment of perinatal HIV infection in the US, India, Mexico and Africa. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic she has over 10 clinical, epidemiology and laboratory based studies in this area and is involved in epidemiologic modeling at the University, state and national level.